Table 1. Sub-categories, main categories, and themes
Sub-category Main category Theme
The meaning of work environment and superiors’ attitudes towards me Positive or negative encounters in the healthcare sector before starting specialist training To be invited or not  
Positive or negative perceptions of personality traits     Self-perception in relation to what type of a doctor I think I can be   To fit in or not  
How my skills, interests, and perceptions can contribute to my fitting in
How my personality traits can be beneficial in a particular specialty or some specialist areas Self-perception in relation to what type of doctor I want to become To contribute or not  
Positive and negative feelings about medical aspects, patient relations and types of work procedures
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